Re: European Union-China summit

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We are writing to share our concerns and recommendations ahead of the forthcoming European Union (EU) – China summit.

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Winners Named for the 2022 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winners Named for the 2022 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Human rights defenders He Fangmei and Chang Weiping are recipients of the eighth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this year’s award to both Ms. He Fangmei and Mr. Chang Weiping recognizes their long-standing civil society activism to promote protection of human rights in (read more…)

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Open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: OHCHR report on grave human rights violations in Xinjiang can wait no longer

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8 March 2022 Madam High Commissioner, We, the undersigned human rights organisations, write to follow up on your commitment last year to release a report on grave ongoing human rights violations by Chinese authorities targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic communities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (the Uyghur region). The (read more…)

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CHRD calls for immediate release of anti-war activist and end to war-related censorship 

CHRD calls for immediate release of anti-war activist and end to war-related censorship 

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CHRD condemns the detention of a Chinese citizen who has attempted to engage in peaceful assembly to reflect his views on foreign policy issues, namely the military conflict in Ukraine.

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CHRD launches “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”

CHRD launches “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”

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CHRD launches our annual human rights report – “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID” – that lays out the key human rights trends in 2021 and beyond.

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Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2021)

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Throughout 2021, the Chinese state continued to tighten control over nearly all facets of society, often under the pretense of controlling the spread of COVID-19 and protecting national security. As in consecutive years past, government authorities took harsh reprisal measures against human rights defenders in China, Hong Kong, the Xinjiang (read more…)

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Beijing Olympics Begin Amid Atrocity Crimes

Beijing Olympics Begin Amid Atrocity Crimes

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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will open amid atrocity crimes and other grave human rights violations by the Chinese government, 243 nongovernmental organizations from around the world said today. The groups urged governments to join a diplomatic boycott of the Games, slated to begin February 4, 2022, and for athletes and sponsors not (read more…)

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#BeijingWinterOlympics: Your Quick Guide to China’s Human Rights Crisis

#BeijingWinterOlympics: Your Quick Guide to China’s Human Rights Crisis

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Ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 4 in Beijing, CHRD created this list of the top human rights concerns in China for spectators, journalists, commercial sponsors, government delegations, and athletes. #1. Crimes against humanity in Xinjiang. Since 2017, Chinese authorities have committed systematic human (read more…)

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On the Tragic Day of the Death of Zhang Qing, Wife of Guo Feixiong, CHRD Urges the Chinese Government to Free the Human Rights Intellectual, End Family Separations

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After the death on January 10 of Zhang Qing, the wife of prominent Chinese dissident intellectual Guo Feixiong, CHRD calls for Chinese authorities to release Guo and to finally end the cruel and inhumane practice of using family separation to intimidate and punish dissidents and human rights defenders, as well (read more…)

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Holiday repression signals dire year for human rights in China in 2022

Holiday repression signals dire year for human rights in China in 2022

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In a series of calculated moves, taking advantage of a lull in international attention during the holiday period between Christmas and New Year, the Chinese authorities rushed through a number of acts in violation of human rights in the areas of freedom of expression, press freedom, and religious freedom. In (read more…)

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Chinese Authorities May Put Prominent Activists Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi On Trial Around End-of-Year Holidays, PEN America and China Human Rights Defenders Warn

Chinese Authorities May Put Prominent Activists Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi On Trial Around End-of-Year Holidays, PEN America and China Human Rights Defenders Warn

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Chinese authorities may use the lull around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to subject prominent human rights defenders to unfair trials while much of the international community is distracted, PEN America and China Human Rights Defenders warned today in a joint statement.

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New Wave of Persecution Against Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Must Sound the Alarm

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CHRD calls for urgent international attention to recent developments in persecuting and clamping down on human rights lawyers in China, with criminal trials against three Chinese human rights lawyers – Li Yuhan, Qin Yongpei, and Hao Jingsong — and revocation of the licenses of two veteran lawyers – Liang Xiaojun, (read more…)

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